Russian born Mikhail Mordvinov showed an extraordinary level of ability at a very early age and was accepted into Moscow ’s renowned Gnessin School of Music at age 6 where he studied under Tatiana Zelikman. He continued his later studies under Professor Vladimir Tropp and graduated with the highest honors. He then enrolled at Hanover ’s University of Music and Drama as a student of Professor Bernd Goetzke.
He was first propelled onto the international stage when he won the 12th Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau (1996) and the 6th Schubert Competition in Dortmund (1997). Having garnered an international reputation he went on to sign a recording contract in 1998, playing works by Schubert and Rachmaninoff. Recent recordings has been released 2014 by Genuin (Works by Mussorgsky and Schubert-Liszt), 2015 by Toccata classics (Works by Matvei Nikolaevsky), 2016 by Sony Classical (Les Noces by Stravinsky under Teodor Currentzis), b sharp records Berlin (Works by Piazzolla with Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin).
Mordvinov has since been invited to perform at some of the world’s major concert venues including the Konzerthaus and Philarmonie Berlin, Philarmonie im Gasteig Munich, Meistersingerhalle Nurnberg, Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama, all the major concert halls in Moscow, Teatro Reale in Madrid, Megaron in Athens, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Kumho Art Center and Sejong Art Center in Seoul.
His busy touring schedule takes him to many countries including most of European countries, Japan, Korea, China, USA, Colombia, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia.
In past years he has participated in the Berlin International Music Festival, Braunschweig Classix Festival, Athens Festival, Festival Aix-en-Provence, Festivals Ars Longa, Homecoming and Art November in Moscow, Diaghilev Festival in Perm, Chopin Festival in Paris, Festival Obertöne in Tyrol.
He has been working with conductors such as Yuri Simonov, Vladimir Verbitsky, Damian Iorio, Welisar Gentschew, Teodor Currentzis, Karen Kornienko, Vladimir Ponkin, Pavel Sorokin, Dmitry Vassiliev. His concerto appearances have seen him perform with the Munich Philharmonic, Berlin Kozerthaus Orchester, Moscow Symphony, Moscow Philharmonic, Ural Philharmonic, Minneapolis Symphony, MusicAeterna.
In 2000, Mordvinov became a soloist at the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic Society and in 2004 was invited to become an assistant Professor at the Gnessin Academy of Music where he worked until 2010. Starting from 2016 he is teaching at The Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin and International Music Academy Anton Rubinstein Dusseldorf.
His performing style shows great affinity with the romantic school of the piano masters of the first half of the 19th Century. His repertoire consists mainly of works by the Viennese classic and romantic composers but also includes baroque and modern music with a particular emphasis on chamber music.
“… confident and clear playing with a differentiated touch and deep expression.”
Karl-Heinz Lobner (Freie Presse)
“His playing shows deliberate technical mastery which is his strongest quality. I was particularly touched by the tender, lyrical episodes which he played with expressive maturity.”
“He shows amazing virtuosity as a pianist; and the audience reacted with a standing ovation.”
MLG (Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung)